Caregiver Support Group
Connecting with other caregivers in caregiver support group meetings is an excellent way to acquire information, ideas and tips for caregiving. In addition, support group participants feel affirmed, renewed and re-energized after sharing their stories and hearing the stories of their fellow caregivers.
Holy Cross supports all and any caregivers through the support group meetings that are held each month. During the meetings, caregivers are given opportunities to share their stories, ask questions and feel affirmed for all they are doing in their journeys as a caregiver.
- 2nd Wednesday of the month at 2:30pm in classrooms 1-2 at Mountain Vista Medical Center which is located on the southeast corner of Crismon Road and Southern Avenue in Mesa. Please call 1-877-924-9355 to pre-register.
- 4th Thursday of the month at 1:30pm in classroom J at Holy Cross
On the Caregiving Journey...
Dealing with Loss07-22-2018
Loss is often associated with caregiving occurring for both the caregiver and the care receiver. As the caregiving journey becomes more intense and approaches full time responsibility, the caregiver begins to lose aspects of the life he/she formerly knew. She/he may no longer have time to work, volunteer, and pursue hobbies and favorite activities. In the case of care receivers who are in declining health, losses can occur at a frequent pace as she/he loses cognitive function, mobility and the ability to handle daily living needs.READ MORE
Grief Myths - Part 107-15-2018
There are many myths and incorrect notions about grief that can make the grief journey harder than it need be. One common myth is that a person who does not express his/her sorrow for the death of a loved one by crying does not really love or miss her/his loved one.
Each person grieves differently. Some people cry often and for long periods of time. Others may discover that the tears just do not flow. Yet, in both these cases, the degree of mourning may be equally intense. Some individuals have been trained since childhood to not cry no matter what the situation. Even without tears, they feel the loss of their loved ones tremendously.READ MORE